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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Barbary ape, Macaca sylvananoun

    tailless macaque of rocky cliffs and forests of northwestern Africa and Gibraltar


  1. Barbary apenoun

    A tailless monkey, Macaca sylvanus, found on Gibraltar and in parts of north Africa

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Barbary ape

    bär′bar-i āp, n. the magot, or small tailless ape found in Africa and also on the rock of Gibraltar.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Barbary ape

    a tailless monkey of gregarious habits, native of the mountainous parts of Barbary, and of which there is a colony on the Rock of Gibraltar, the only one in Europe.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of barbary ape in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of barbary ape in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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